The Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, in the NHL playoffs for the first time in their four-year history, overpowered the Phoenix Coyotes 3-0 in Game 7 Tuesday night to win a Western Conference first-round series.
The Mighty Ducks face the Red Wings in the second round, with the first two games at Detroit.
Anaheim, which had depended on Paul Kariya and Teemu Selanne for most of its scoring in the first six playoff matches, got goals from three other players - David Karpa, Steve Rucchin and Joe Sacco - in the deciding game.
It was the first career playoff goal for each.
Goalie Guy Hebert, the first player the Ducks selected in the 1993 expansion draft and one of only three left from their inaugural season, stopped 31 shots for his first career playoff shutout.
Mighty Ducks 3, Coyotes 0
Phoenix 0 0 0 - 0
Anaheim 1 2 0 - 3
First period-1, Anaheim, Karpa 1 (Mironov, Pronger), 3:11.
Second period-2, Anaheim, Rucchin 1 (Kariya, Karpa), 3:12. 3, Anaheim, Sacco 1 (Bellows, Marshall), 8:19.
Shots on goal-Phoenix 7-9-15-31. Anaheim 10-10-6-26.Power-play opp.-Phoenix 0 of 2; Anaheim 0 of 1.Goalies-Phoenix, Khabibulin 3-4 (26 shots-23 saves). Anaheim, Hebert 4-3 (31-31).A-17,174 (17,174).
Oilers 4, Stars 3 (OT) Dallas
Edmonton’s Todd Marchant beat Dallas defenseman Grant Ledyard on a breakaway and snapped one past Andy Moog with 7:34 left in overtime to give the Oilers a victory over Dallas in Game 7 of the Western Conference quarterfinal series.
The Oilers will play Western top seed Colorado in the second round.
Curtis Joseph made several big saves to keep the Oilers in the game. Then Marchant struck as the teams played 4-on-4. Ledyard fell down as he tried to stop Marchant, who beat Moog to his stick side.
Joseph made a great stop in the third period on Mike Modano to help send the game into overtime.
Edmonton 1 2 0 1 - 4
Dallas 1 2 0 0 - 3
First period-1, Dallas, Hogue 2 (Nieuwendyk, Langenbrunner), 1:38. 2, Edmonton, Murray 1 (Hulbig), 1:45.
Second period-3, Edmonton, Mironov 2 (Czerkawski, Grier), 7:24. 4, Dallas, Verbeek 1 (Zubov, Hogue), 11:26 (pp). 5, Dallas, Bassen 3 (Verbeek, Broten), 13:27. 6, Edmonton, Kovalenko 3 (Marchant, Weight), 19:40.
Overtime-7, Edmonton, Marchant 2 (Weight), 12:26.
Shots on goal-Edmonton 6-15-8-4-33. Dallas 10-5-14-12-41.Power-play opp.-Edmonton 1 of 4; Dallas 1 of 5.Goalies-Edmonton, Joseph 4-3 (41 shots-38 saves). Dallas, Moog 3-4 (33-29).A-16,924 (16,924).
Sabres 3, Senators 2 (OT) Buffalo, N.Y.
Derek Plante scored 5:24 into overtime to lift Buffalo to victory over Ottawa in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinal series.
Plante, who also scored the tying goal, won the game on a hard slap shot from the right side. The drive bounced off Ottawa goalie Ron Tugnutt’s glove and trickled into the net.
Ottawa 1 0 1 0 - 2
Buffalo 0 1 1 1 - 3
First period-1, Ottawa, McEachern 2 (Duchesne, Yashin), 10:50 (pp).
Second period-2, Buffalo, Audette 2 (Holzinger, Galley), 16:03 (pp).
Third period-3, Ottawa, Redden 1 (Yashin, Bonk), :45. 4, Buffalo, Plante 2, 6:29.
Overtime-5, Buffalo, Plante 3 (Barnaby), 5:24.
Shots on goal-Ottawa 11-7-6-3-27. Buffalo 2-8-16-4-31.Power-play opp.-Ottawa 1 of 2; Buffalo 1 of 4.Goalies-Ottawa, Tugnutt 3-4 (31 shots-28 saves). Buffalo, Shields 3-2 (27-25).A-18,595 (18,595).
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